If you love all things vintage, make sure your bathroom is in keeping with the rest of your home with a retro design. One of the most popular trends of the past decade that just keeps on growing, vintage style is easy to create – but it does need to be well executed.
Pick your vintage bathroom style: Country chic with clashing floral prints and feminine accessories, paired-back neutrals with shabby chic details, or pretty pastels with a modern edge. Each of these themes will give an entirely different result, but they will all look fabulous in any vintage-themed home.
Go bold and opt for ditsy flower designs on busy wallpaper, teamed with clashing floral tiles and floral accessories for an ultra girly look that will become your haven from the outside world.
Or choose something a bit more grand, with wallpaper in a subtle flocked pattern and pastel coloured furniture to give the room a more grown up feel. Darkly varnished floorboards will stop the room from looking too twee.
If you’re looking to upcycle, try using furniture in unique ways. Old metal lockers make great storage cabinets for all of your spare towels and toiletries. Or framed vintage posters will make great wall hangings for a kitsch, 1950s vibe.
If you want to keep your minimalist white bathroom and just add a few vintage bathroom accessories, try adding a coloured storage unit to your room. Stack vintage soaps in a tin, or on the windowsill for a subtle but glamorous touch.
Not for the faint-hearted, this vintage bathroom idea is a veritable flower-fest. And isn’t it gorgeous! Floral wallpaper, a sprigged curtain, flower motif towels and a patchwork-effect tile splashback. Inspired.
How pretty is this bathroom sign and chalkboard? Perfect for scribbling a message to loved ones. Depending on your mood you can either plump for an uplifting message like ‘have a great day’ or something more practical like ‘buy more toothpaste’!
This has to be one of the prettiest bathroom schemes around; blush-pink walls, a copper-tinted mirror, dainty ceramic basin and piles of soft pink hand towels. Heaven. Similar basin B&Q Similar mirror John Lewis
Fresh florals arranged in decorative glassgoblets add a touch of colour to this light and bright bathroom, complete withwhite fittings and tiles. The pretty shelving unit is the perfect place tostore bathroom essentials; decanted into attractive glass jars, they servea practical and stylish purpose!
We love a statement wall, particularly one as pretty as this! A classic rose sprig design makes the perfect backdrop, while a roll top bath takes centre stage. Pretty lace curtains soften the look for subtle vintage style.
Wed love a luxurious soak in this antique-style bathtub its framed with pretty floral curtains that draw the eye to the pretty garden-view outside. The white bathroom suite is given a colourful lift with layered linens and a statement floral cushion in muted shades of rose pink and red.
Vintage mirrors and retro wall lights around this period-style sink create a statement wash space thats both pretty and practical. Compliment the subtle sage paneling with delicate décor fresh blooms in a simple glass jar does the trick.
These office-style drawers and have been painted in pale pink, offering ideal storage space thats in keeping with the sorbet inspired colour scheme. The retro wooden chair pulls the whole look together beautifully – the perfect place to stack and display pretty towels!
A subtle shade of lilac allows delicately patterned ceramics to stand out while deep purple hues in the form of blind fabric and towels work as accent colours. Freshly cut flowers and cleverly placed mirrors create a light-filled, summery room with a rustic, vintage feel.
Sunnies at the ready, this bright bathroom is not for the fainthearted! Turquoise paneling and ditsy print tiles add wow-factor, while eclectic knick-knacks and a statement patchwork wall are guaranteed to put a smile on your face every morning. Fabric Cath Kidston Paint Farrow & Ball
This easy-to-achieve look is ideal for adding character to smaller bathrooms or your downstairs loo. Simply add a distressed washroom sign and a flourishing floral 60s-inspired hand towel for a fun retro feel. Take it to the next level by coordinating your hand soap too why not? Hand towel Pip Studio Sign Dotcomgiftshop
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Vintage striped bathroom with painted green cabinet
Theres nothing like a spot of upcycling to give a room a vintage feel,
and its so easy to do, too; paint an old bathroom cabinet in a serene
shade of duck egg green, then stencil an ornate design in crisp white
for a smart finish.
This feminine bathroom has a real powder room feel to it. Pink and white always has a fresh clean look to it when used in a bathroom. The chic hand held mirrors and lavish dressing screen gives this feminine scheme a real powder-room feel.